From France - Boston - Oregon

SGOregonian - posted on 12/08/2014 ( no moms have responded yet )




My husband (who is French) and I moved from France to Oregon nearly six years ago. A year and a half ago, we packed up our beloved life in Oregon to move to Boston to be near my family. I grew up in Massachusetts. Also, Boston - France is a shorter distance than was Portland - France. But alas, my heart aches for the home we made in Oregon. It was there we got married, found amazing friends, and a culture and landscape that immediately felt like home. I just feel like myself there. The people are kind, the land is green, and the climate suits me.

Now, as we plan to move from Boston, back to Oregon, I feel as if I'm wearing a giant backpack of guilt and fear of abandoning my family. It pains to think I will have babies away from my my small family. We are just about to start trying for a baby. However, I want my children to grow up Oregonian. Am I being selfish? I feel awful...How do people deal with this?

My family says that visits just won't cut it. Not being able to drive over for the weekend is "just different".


- Mom to be,

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